Hotels in Venice are some of Europe's most expensive. And high season is Italy's longest. So where is the best place to stay in Venice for your trip? Use our expert guide to find out.
San Marco is the heart of Venice. It's been central to the city for over 1000 years.
Many visitors head here first. Then leave after sightseeing.
But San Marco hotels are Venice's finest. And it's also home to elegant cafés and shops.
Book Baglioni Hotel Luna on Canal Grande. Views from its terraces are spectacular.
Indulge in the Gritti Palace. Once home of the Doge. Now a luxury hotel. Expect a hi-tech and opulence mix.
Dorsoduro is home to unusual Venetian architecture. And it's where to find art galleries.
Find Charming House DD724 beside the Guggenheim. It's modernist cool. Refreshing in nostalgic Venice.
Choose upmarket Ca Maria Adele. Rooms are themed'. And each is designed for atmosphere.
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San Polo and Santa Croce centre on Campo San Polo and the Rialto.
This was once Venice's commercial heart. And Rialto Market is still legendary. Look forward to local bustle.
Book GKK Exclusive Private suite Venezia. One of the city's best budget stays. Big rooms. Great location.
Fine little Ca’ San Giorgio B&B echoes gothic palazzo. Think timber beams and brick walls.
Cannaregio is low on big sights. But it's big on atmosphere.
It's home to several evocative areas. Not least the world's very first Ghetto.
Once a Carmelite monastery. Airy Hotel Abbazia is very restful.
Palazzo Abadessa has huge rooms. All furnished with authentic antiques. And there's a garden too.
Castello sits around vast Santi Giovanni e Paolo. The one time pantheon of the doges.
Museums lie to the district's south. It's the area for Querini-Stampalia collection. San Giorgio dei Greci and Museo Diocesano are also here.
Ca' Dei Dogi is close to museums. And comes with outdoor terraces.
Hotel Danieli is a gothic palazzo. Grand and indulgent. Perfect for sybarites.
Castello is attraction light. And a large part is the Arsenale dockyards. But don't ignore this western district.
San Francesco della Vigna is here. It's home to Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni. And it has stunning waterfront panoramas.
La Residenza sits close to the waterfront. A former 14th century palazzo.
Palazzo Soderini offers cool and airy apartments. Pretty shared garden.
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